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Black Slate La Morera

Conreria d’Scala Dei

Black Slate La Morera Bottle
Appellation
Priorat
Variety
Garnatxa Blanca, Pedro Ximénez
Age of Vines
10-25
Farming
Certified organic (CCPAE)
Soil
Llicorella, chalky limestone
Altitude
650 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, destemmed, 2 day prefermentation maceration on the skins, fermentation in tank
Aging
4 months in tank on lees

Overview

For many years we’ve worked with Jordi Vidal at Conreria d’Scala Dei importing a rare and unique white Priorat from ancient vines of Garnatxa Blanca called Les Brugueres so when Jordi mentioned he had some younger vine Garnatxa Blanca and Pedro Ximénez planted on llicorella and chalk soils in the village of La Morera we couldn’t resist the opportunity to make a Black Slate Blanca from this promising material. While chalky soils are not common in the Priorat, you can find them at higher elevations in the villages of Escaladei and La Morera as they border the limestone rich Montsant range. A short period on the skins before pressing gives La Morera a textural quality to its apricot and herbal flavors, reminiscent of the Les Brugueres in miniature, while the soils make themselves known in the elegant and mineral backbone of the wine.

Ratings & Reviews

93

2018 Black Slate La Morera

Source: WA

91+

2016 Black Slate La Morera

Source: WA

91

2016 Black Slate La Morera

Source: JD

91

2015 Black Slate La Morera

Source: WA

91

2014 Black Slate La Morera

Source: WA

91

2013 Black Slate La Morera

Source: IWC

91

2012 Black Slate La Morera

Source: IWC

Catalonia, Spain
  • Location
    Catalonia, Spain
  • Appellation
    Priorat
  • Proprietor
    Jordi Vidal
  • Winemaker
    Jordi Vidal
  • Size / Elevation
    26.5 hectares / 500–650 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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